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SUST problems will be solved soon, says Dipu Moni

The problems of the students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) in Sylhet will be solved soon, said the Education Minister Dipu Moni on Wednesday. However, the minister said the resignation or removal of the vice-chancellor is a different matter. “When one VC leaves, another VC will come. But if the students’ problems remain, they will not be ...

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50 years of diplomatic relations: Bangladesh and Japan to strengthen partnership

Bangladesh and Japan will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two friendly countries this year. The two countries established diplomatic relations on February 10, 1972. To mark this historic occasion, Bangladesh and Japan have decided to organise various events in Dhaka and Tokyo to further strengthen bilateral partnership. In this regard, Japanese Ambassador ...

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Bangladesh reporte 17 more die of Covid, 15,527 new cases of infection found

Bangladesh has reported 17 more deaths and 15,527 more cases of Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours till 8:00am on Wednesday. The number of infection was the daily highest since July last year. Besides, the positivity was recorded 31.64 per cent as the health officials tested 49,275 samples across the country. It was stated in a regular press release ...

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Bangladesh-Russia partnership fully meets their common interests: Russian FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said the further enhancement of Bangladesh-Russia partnership fully meets the common interests of the two countries and contributes to maintaining peace and stability in Asia. He made the remarks while congratulating his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen on the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Bangladesh. “Over the past decades, much ...

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73rd Republic Day of India celebrated in Dhaka

The High Commission of India, Dhaka celebrated the 73rd Republic Day of India on Wednesday at Chancery premises of the High Commission in Dhaka. Marking the day, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami unfurled the national flag and read out the President’s address to the Nation. Members of the Indian Community in Dhaka joined the Republic Day celebrations, ...

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Child orator Rafiqul indicted in DSA case

A Dhaka court on Wednesday framed charges against child orator Rafiqul Islam Madani in a case filed under the Digital Security Act (DSA) filed with Gazipur Police. Dhaka Cyber Tribunal Judge Mohammad Assams Jaglul Hossain set February 22 for testimony framing charges. On April 7 last year, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Rafiqul from his Netrakona village home on charge ...

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Tk 1,803cr project to fight flood, riverbank erosion approved at Ecnec

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved 10 projects, including a Tk 1,803 crore one, to minimise damages caused by flood and riverbank erosion in four districts — Pabna, Sirajganj, Tangail and Manikganj. The approval came from the Ecnec meeting presided over by Prime Minister and also Ecnec Chair Sheikh Hasina. She joined it virtually ...

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Bangladesh reporte Covid cases cross 16,000-mark, 18 die in a 24 hrs

Bangladesh reported 18 more Covid-linked deaths with 16,033 fresh cases in 24 hours till Tuesday morning. The daily positivity rate rose to 32.40 per cent from Monday’s 32.37 per cent after testing 49,697 samples, according to the Directorate general of health Services (DGHS). The country logged its daily positivity rate of 32.55% on July 24 last year reporting 6,780 cases ...

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Govt appointed PR firm, not lobbyist: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said the Awami League government had appointed a PR (public relations) firm, not lobbyist, to promote good governance and a positive image of Bangladesh. He said when they (BNP-Jamaat) appointed lobbyists to halt the trials of war criminals, the government appointed the PR firm to change the wrong perception. “We call it ...

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Bangladesh slips a notch on corruption perceptions index

Bangladesh has gone down one step in global corruption perception index (CPI) 2021 and secured the 147th position globally. Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) made the disclosure at a virtual press briefing on Tuesday. The country’s position was 146th in 2020 from the top. Counting from below, Bangladesh has been ranked 13th in the latest global CPI, which is one step ...

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